“I am grateful for everything I learned about myself and coping with difficult people.” – Special Education Teacher
What does forgiveness have to do with work? If employees have resentment towards your customers, their bosses, or each other–even unconsciously–it can result in everything from miscommunication to conflict to sabotage. Holding grudges also has been proven by medical research to cause poor health, resulting in more sick days, lost productivity, and higher medical costs to employers.
Science has now proven that people can learn how to forgive, and that when they do, they show measurable improvement in their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Forgiveness doesn’t mean condoning. By forgiving you are not agreeing with what the person did. Forgiveness also doesn’t mean reconciling. You don’t even have to tell the person you forgave them. Forgiveness is simply something you do for your own peace of mind.
Traditionally, Hawaiians know that conflicts, guilt and holding grudges caused disease. They practiced ho’oponopono, a system for recognizing conflicts, forgiving the people involved, providing for restitution, and making things right.
We have two programs:
- a keynote on the Hawaiian forgiveness process of ho’oponopono and how it applies today, presented by a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner
- a workshop to practice simple techniques to release grudges and resentments right then and there, facilitated by a leader certified by the Stanford Forgiveness Project
Read about the science behind forgiveness.
To find out more about our programs on forgiveness, call 808-282-2743 or email Makana@MakanaChai.com